Piedmont Training Facility

Nashville, TN

June 6 - 7, 2017


A two day seminar for Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor users who are interested acquiring an understanding of basic gas turbine and gas compressor working principles.

Course Content

  • Heat Engines
  • Gas Turbine Components
  • Instrumentation
  • Working Principles of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Gas Compressor Components
  • Compressor Operating characteristics
  • Applications
  • Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics
  • Surge and Surge Control 
  • Rotor dynamics 
  • Codes and Standards 
  • Air Filtration 
  • Gas Turbine Cleaning 
  • Gas Turbine Fuel 
  • Testing of Gas Compressors and Gas Turbines

This is a unique opportunity to learn what you need to know to apply and operate gas turbines and gas compressors in your operation as well as to interact and network with your peers in the field of turbo machinery applications.


Instructors for the class are provided by Solar Turbines, world leaders and recognized experts in gas turbine and gas compressor aero-thermodynamics, rotor dynamics and application principles.  Mike Baltz and Michael Cave are scheduled to serve as lead instructors. 

Professional Development Hours

This course qualifies for 14 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • Piedmont Natural Gas – Nashville, 83 Century Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Course Fee:  $795 for GMRC or SGA Member employees;  $995 for Non-members
  • Schedule: Class times are 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm. both days, maybe a bit earlier on Wednesday depending on flight times.

Nearby Hotel Information


Contact (972) 620-8505

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